Thousands of firefighters and hundreds of fire engines throughout the state of California are on the front lines of wildfires this week. This is a behind-the-scenes, raw interview with Cal OES Chief Kim Zagaris in the State's Fire & Rescue Branch Emergency Operations Center on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. He describes the mutual aid activity happening behind the scenes at current fires, describes what happens in their operations center and voices his worries about this year's fire season. This footage is licensed for free use by news organizations for news broadcast or online via embedded video or link. If you need more information, email media@calema.ca.gov or visit caloes.ca.gov/NewsandMedia/Pages/News_Media_Contacts.aspx

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